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Wheat Flour Price Enforcement Improves, Other Commodities Ignored

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2020: Although more traders sold wheat at officially notified prices this week (76 percent) compared to the previous one (70 percent), the...

Price Lists Unavailable as Lax Enforcement Continues

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2020: Traders disregarded the official prices of pulses in around two-thirds of the surveyed districts, meat in more than half of the...

Weak Enforcement of Everyday Commodities’ Official Prices in 50 Percent of Districts

ISLAMABAD, August 05, 2020: More than half of the districts lacked enforcement of the officially notified prices of several essential commodities, including sugar, meat, vegetables,...

Disregard for Official Prices Continues Unabated Before Eid

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020: With Eid-ul-Azha around the corner, traders fleeced customers shopping for everyday commodities in most parts of the country in complete disregard...

Over Two-Third Markets Sell Meat and Pulses Higher Than Official Prices

ISLAMABAD, July 22, 2020: Over two-thirds of Pakistan’s markets sold the key protein sources—meat (beef and mutton) and pulses—at higher prices than the officially notified rates, says the 12th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

Arbitrary Enforcement of Official Prices Leads to Varying Inflation Patterns

ISLAMABAD, July 15, 2020: A varying price trend of essential groceries across the four provinces indicated the arbitrary enforcement of the officially notified rates by the district administrations, says the 11th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

Availability and Enforcement of Official Prices Worsen

ISLAMABAD, July 8, 2020: Growing unavailability of official price lists of everyday commodities in most parts of the country and continual lax enforcement of available approved rates showed the indifference of the authorities to market regulations, says the 10th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

Weak Enforcement Leads to Overpricing of Wheat and Sugar

ISLAMABAD, July 01, 2020: More than half of the markets in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan sold wheat flour and sugar at higher prices than those officially notified as people struggled to access the official price lists of everyday commodities in a majority of the markets in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh.

Lax Enforcement Prompts Increase in Prices of Flour, Chicken, and Meat

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2020: As the financial year 2019-2020 headed for a close, market prices of essential commodities, including wheat flour, chicken, and meat...

Consumers Hit Hard by Official Indifference to Soaring Prices

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2020: A weak monitoring system and lax attitude towards irregular pricing hit the consumers hard as the authorities did not regulate...

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